Guide for Fall Lesson Plans
Kids often ask "why do leaves change colors in the fall?"
Why not take advantage of their curiosity by teaching a unit about
the fall leaf change? A unit that will allow you to teach several
different science concepts at the same time. Food chains, photosynthesis,
and the changing of the seasons (sun/earth relationships) are
all topics that your students must learn to answer in order to
answer this question. Below are some resources that will allow
you to put together a unit on the fall leaf change.
Teaching about The Fall Leaf Change
Teaching about Photosynthesis
Teaching about The Seasons (Sun/Earth Relationships)
More on Nature in the Classroom
- Last Child in the Woods
by Richard Louv - This book "...has created a national conversation
about the disconnection between children and nature."
and Nature by David Sobel - The author makes the case that
"...meaningful connections with the natural world don't begin
in the rainforest or arctic, but in our own backyards and communities.